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Athletes for Charity Promotes STEM & Literacy

Chicago Bears Raashad Coward Teams Up With Lincoln

Raashad Promotes STEM at Lincoln


Athletes for Charity 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rashaad Coward has been named Week 2 NFLPA Community MVP after partnering with Athletes for Charity to launch a STEM and literacy program at Lincoln Elementary School in Indiana

“I am truly honored to be named NFLPA Community MVP,” Coward said. “I was only answering a call to drive out to Indiana to support some of our youngest fans out that way, who root for us every week.”  

On September 17, Coward drove more than an hour south to spend the day with students at Lincoln Elementary and take part in the school’s newest educational program. Along with distributing themed books to the 100 students in attendance, the Bears lineman worked closely with them on various engineering projects.

Coward’s visit was an extension of his service work with Athletes for Charity, a non-profit that partners with sports figures to support the educational development of underserved youth. As a STEM ambassador, Coward has made a commitment to visit Lincoln Elementary once a month so that he can pour back into the students and their program.

“I enjoyed spending time with the kids and talking to them about their favorite STEM subjects and learning about engineering with them,” Coward said. “I am blessed to be in this position and just want to inspire them like other players did to inspire me to pursue my dreams when I was young. I am excited to expose the kids to opportunities I didn't have when I was younger.” 

Ms. Bell Leads HHM Celebration

Families Join in HHM Celebration

Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Olé!

A big Lincoln Thank You is extended to all who made this after-school event a big success.  It was Ms. Bell, our EL specialist, who initiated this idea last year and this year she led the way again along with Lincoln's faculty and staff.  It was a lot of work, but the work was well worth it.  Our families enjoyed our Choir's concert, the face painting, the arts, the music, the dancing and the food! Thank you to our sponsors for their donations: Sodexo, La Rancherita Bakery, La Chiquita, El Michoacano Restaurant, and El Ranchero Restaurant.  A great big thank you to Mrs. Marquez who continues to give so generously to Lincoln School.  She's one in a million!

Oh, and let's not forget the photo booth. What great pictures! For those of you who would like to view, download, or print your picture, click the following link:




Lincoln: Chosen for Tree Project

Why are students digging in the dirt?

The students, staff, and tree huggers at Lincoln Elementary School are excited about a new environmental project that is taking place right on our school grounds.  The Student Conservation Association (SCA) CommuniTree Team and Lincoln students began the joyful task of planting 25 native trees to Indiana on Thursday, May 17th. The school will be creating and maintaining their very own arboretum of Indiana Native Trees, a project that will continue down Commonwealth Avenue as a linear Arboretum. In total, over 300 trees will be planted with over 30 species of trees.  Check out the video on the right to see how the digging went.


Can You Say Arboretum?

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